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Colorado Homes & Lifestyles
October 2007

Functional
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Modern lines of the kitchen are softened with a few well-chosen curves designed by Daniel Provost of Irpinia Kitchens.

Because of the home's open floor plan, the Irpinia cabinetry needed to blend with the numerous built-ins made from afromosia, also knowns as African teak.

This kitchen's island countertop made from a single piece of concrete, mimics the curved glass wall of the great room.

"While large in overall size, the island feels intimate for conversation - none of the chairs are more than five feet from the prep station," adds the homeowner.  Cooking and cleaning zones are located along the kitchen's only true wall,

which also houses an integrated Sub-Zero refrigerator.

A monolithic wood wall with stainless-steel countertop, meant to look like a large peice of furniture, separates the kitchen from the dining room.  The stainless-steel hood gives one more link to convention as its arch ensures the cookstop becomes the focus of this very functional space.
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